Saturday, August 17, 2019

Of the dew of the heavens and the richness of earth. Prayers for the Earth: Wetlands Suite, No. 4.

(Courtesy of Fair Lawn Library) Long-time resident and artist Kay Faye Fialkoff will exhibit works on paper and fabric, 1979-2018, featuring a series of embroidery masterworks, “Prayers for the Earth, 1990-2018” at the Pine Gallery. The juried exhibition titled “Off the Spool: My Big Adventure with Thread,” will run from November 4 through December 28, 2018. Artist reception is Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the Maurice M. Pine Public Library, 10-01 Fair Lawn Avenue, Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410. Guided tours for teachers, professors, environmental educators and their students and others are available by appointment.

The artist has taken inspiration from New Jersey wetlands, meadowlands and woodlands habitats including the Ramapo Valley County Reservation in Mahwah, the Celery Farm Nature Preserve in Allendale, the Glen Rock Duck Pond, the Saddle River County Park Glen Rock and Paramus (Dunkerhook), and Cape May, among others. Her works celebrate Earth from the time granite formed over a half a billion years ago through our current era, the Cenozoic Era, a time of great diversification of flowering plants and birds. Her practice invokes the art of Zen, portraying nature over time and space.

Ms. Fialkoff is a member of the Fyke Nature Association, the Bergen County Audubon Society and the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Bergen Chapter. Her works on paper and poetry have toured libraries throughout the state of New Jersey under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her embroideries have been exhibited at the Paterson Museum in Paterson and the Belskie Museum of Art and Science in Closter and have been published in “Needle Arts” magazine.